Youth

Contacts:

Lora Parker-Gayler, Youth Director
770-427-3835, ext. 241, Email Lora

Wes Anderson, High School Coordinator
Email Wes

Lori Matthews, Administrative Assistant, 
770-427-3835, ext. 238, Email Lori 

 

Forms:

Youth Ministries Student Registration Form

Medical Form (Active from August 1, 2017-July 31, 2018)

Adult Volunteer Registration Form

 

Youth Sunday School

9:39 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship.  We come together for announcements and worship.  Youth then split up between Middle School and High School to hear a short devotion.  They finish by going into smaller discussion groups.  Students then are dismissed to their grade level classes.

11:05 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship.  We have an assembly for announcements and worship.  Youth  have a mixed “family” group of Middle School & High School students.

 

IGNITE - Sunday Evenings

Join us for our Sunday night programming for Youth. This is a night filled with friends enjoying fellowship, food & fun! All youth, 6th grade-12th grade are welcome to join us from 6:00-8:00 pm (pizza is $1/slice, smoothies are $3).  

We will not be meeting on February 18 or 25 due to Winter Trips.

To sign up for REMIND alerts, go to your Messages and enter 81010 in the number box and text @dwyouth and follow the instructions that you receive.

 

Upcoming Trips

 

Middle School Disney Trip

Wednesday, February 21 - Saturday, February 24

Join us on our annual magical Middle School trip to Orlando. This year we will visit Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs.

 

Spiritual Life Retreat

Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4

Every year the youth at Due West participate in this North Georgia Conference event at Camp Glisson. The theme of this year's Spiritual Life Retreat is I Am Third-helping us recognize that in all decisions and service, God comes first, others come second and "I am third". Its necessary, If we are to follow Christ, that we have a heart of service.

We will meet in the Youth Center at 5:00 pm on Friday for supper and packing.

We will return Sunday afternoon. Please bring money so we can all stop and enjoy lunch together.

Registration deadline: February 16th (after the 16th the price increases to $155 if spots are still available)

All deposits have to be made on your credit card at the time of your registration. Pumpkin patch funds can be used for the balance owed on the trip.

All balances have to be paid in full by February 16th.

This event is always a favorite and will fill to capacity so register early.

Click Here to Register for Spiritual Life Retreat!

 

BigStuf Beach Trip 2018

Sunday, July 8 - Thursday, July 12

This year our beach trip will be returning to the beach for BigStuf Ministries. Here is what they tell us to expect:

What better place to have a little fun and experience Christ in a new way than the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach, FL? The combination of beautiful scenery, endless activities, amazing worship and challenging talks makes BigStuf an experience your Youth will never forget!!

Parent information meeting will be held in the Youth Center on Sunday, May 20 at 5:00 pm.

Registration deadline: May 20, BEFORE PARENT MEETING BEGINS

All deposits have to be made on your credit card at the time of your registration. Pumpkin patch funds can be used for the balance owed on the trip.

All balances have to be paid in full by June 1st, 2017.

No refunds after June 1st unless your spot can be filled by a youth on our waiting list. Then a partial refund will be returned within 2 weeks after the trip.  Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Space is limited so please sign up today!

Click Here to Register for BigStuf!

 

Confirmation

Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is a sacred occasion. It is a worship service where our young people publicly accept the salvation offered by Christ. During the confirmation service, young people claim their love of God through Jesus Christ in their life as they become members of the church. 

We believe that young people should know what they are saying in this ceremony, what it means to be a member of the church, and what it means to be a disciple and a growing Christian. For this reason we offer confirmation classes for students to experience and grow in their faith. It is a time of intentional preparation. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings of the United Methodist Church and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing. 

We would like to invite our 6th graders and our 7th-12th graders who have not been previously confirmed to make a significant step in the journey of faith and join a Confirmation class this year. 

Two separate confirmation Classes are held each year – one in the fall and one in the spring. Traditionally, the fall class is primarily 6th graders, although 7th-12th graders are certainly welcome to attend. The spring class is traditionally smaller and has mixed ages. 

Which class should you choose?
Attendance is required at all classes. Some make ups will be permitted, however, if you already know that you will miss two or more classes in the fall schedule, you may want to wait until the spring class.

Spring Confirmation 2018

We offer confirmation classes for youth in 6th grade, and for 7th-12th graders who have not been previously confirmed, to help them experience and grow in their faith. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of the Christian faith, the history and teachings of the United Methodist Church, and receive an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing during the Confirmation Service.  Our first class for the Spring session will be on Sunday, February 4 at 9:39 am in the Youth Center. Confirmation lock-in is Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14.  Our Confirmation Service will be held on Sunday, April 29 in the N. Campus Sanctuary.

Click Here to Register for Spring Confirmation!

 

Small Groups

This is a great time to join one of our Youth small groups!  Our prayer is that these groups will bring a powerful time of deeper fellowship, stronger accountability and big breakthroughs for our youth!  

The following is a list of our ongoing small groups…

7th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:45-8:15 am
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Elizabeth Reid

7th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm
Yogli-Mogli (Dallas Highway)
Leader:  Lisa Von Colln

8th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:45-8:15 am
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Maureen Doss

High School Girls
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Maureen Doss

High School Girls
Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 am

Daily Grind
If you are a student at Harrison or Kennesaw Mountain, transportation to school following the meeting is available!
Leaders: 
Sarah Dismukes & Brynn McGlamery
Drivers:  Sarah Dismukes, Brynn McGlamery & Michelle McGlamery

 

Youth Choir

Click here to visit our Youth Choir page!

 

Special Events, Trips & Retreats

  • Middle School Winter Trip to Disney - February 21-24
  • High School Ski Trip - February 17-20
  • Spring Spiritual Life Retreat at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega - March 2-4
  • Movies Music & More - March 18
  • Mother-Daughter Day - April 21
  • Legacy Night - May 6
  • Senior Brunch - May 12
  • Step-Up Night - May 20
  • Summer Beach Trip to BigStuf Ministries in Florida (Both MS & HS) - July 8-12
  • Middle & High School Fall Bonfire at Wither's Farm in Kennesaw
  • Christmas Ball with Murphy-Harpst (Family Life Center (Building B)